About this project
There is a crisis in science education in the U.S. We need to get more kids excited by science. We started Kizoom to do just that.
- inspire kids by presenting the most exciting scientific subject of our time: The Brain!
- make science fun and accessible using relatable characters and cool technology.
- educate the next generation about their own Brains, promoting life-long learning and creativity.
The Adventures of Ned the Neuron is an electronic storybook (App), packed with integrated educational content and interactions that explores the science of the Brain. It is whimsical. It is challenging. It is fun. It is real science.
Here are the details:
- 34 pages of full color story illustrated by Andy Warner
- Read to Me function with voiceover and soundtrack
- Interactive educational diagrams
- Three mini-games
- Over 30 neuroscience concepts introduced
- For Apple and Android tablets
Who Is Ned?
Ned is a cartwheel-loving, action-oriented young neuron training to work in the motor cortex of the Brain. What is a neuron? Neurons are the cells that make up your Brain! Ned came into this world five years ago as a stuffed toy designed as an outreach tool. We have since developed a world of characters and stories around him and now we want to bring Ned and his friends out into the world!
Achieving our funding goal will allow us to meet production costs for The Adventures of Ned the Neuron, such as original art and illustrations, voiceover recordings, and marketing, as well as providing a solid base for building out our future products, including the production of a hardcopy version of the book.
Our long-term objective is to create an ecosystem of educational books, games and activities that centers around Ned the Neuron and friends and teaches about the nervous system. We need to get this first project off the ground to reach this goal.
Erica Warp is a Neuroscientist on a mission. A mission to educate and entertain kids of all ages. Erica is a passionate learner and wants to share that passion with others. She teaches, she creates, she looks at small things under microscopes.
Jessica Voytek is not afraid to dig into things and see how they tick. She has been coding since she was barely able to get a legal drink. Where others might turn away she dares to go.
Together Erica and Jessica make the dynamic duo behind Kizoom.
We are very thankful to anyone who can support our project and we hope you are looking forward to the rewards we have planned. For the visually inclined, here are the rewards in picture form.
REWARDS WILL BE READY FOR THE WINTER HOLIDAYS - a great brain-y gift!
When the funding period is over, we will contact you for more information (e.g. do you want the iPad or the PDF version of the book? Do you want a t-shirt or a totebag?). So hang tight - you have a bit of time to buy that iPad or decide what neuroscience apparel will work best with your wardrobe :-)
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